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Four Employees Join MCIT Team

November 29, 2018
Four new MCIT employees
MCIT’s newest employees: Mimi Lynn, Hannah Milczark, Don Daraskevich and Andrew Essling.

During the past few months, MCIT has welcomed four new employees. Three of the four joined the workers’ compensation team and the fourth became part of the field services group.

Mimi Lynn took over as the nurse case manager for the workers’ compensation unit Aug. 20 after Colleen Gerlach retired earlier in the month. In this capacity, Lynn consults with workers’ compensation claims representatives about medical treatment and outcomes. She comes to MCIT with experience as an emergency department nurse and most recently as an occupational health nurse for 3M. Members can reach Lynn at 1.866.547.6516, ext. 6472 or mlynn@mcit.org.

Andrew Essling became the workers’ compensation claims manager Oct. 4. He leads the workers’ compensation claims team to ensure appropriate and effective administration of claims. Previously Essling was 3M’s workers’ compensation litigation consultant. He coordinated efforts of adjusters and defense counsel to resolve complex litigated claims. He also has experience as a workers’ compensation claims adjuster. Members can contact Essling at 1.866.547.6516, ext. 6423 or aessling@mcit.org.

The most recent hire is Hannah Milczark. She started Oct. 29 as a workers’ compensation claims representative. Her responsibilities include determining compensability and timely benefit payments. She has more than five years of experience working as a paralegal for a law firm that specializes in workers’ compensation. Milczark can be reached at 1.866.547.6516, ext. 6437 or hmilczark@mcit.org.

Don Daraskevich joined MCIT as a risk management consultant Oct. 15. He comes to MCIT with more than 35 years of insurance industry experience, most recently as an agent and broker. In that capacity, he worked with clients to understand their insurance needs and policies, and to develop risk management best practices. Daraskevich previously owned his own insurance agency before joining MCIT.

As a risk management consultant, Daraskevich provides members with risk management advice and coverage guidance, as well as member training and educational materials. Members can reach him at 1.866.547.6516, ext. 6424 or ddaraskevich@mcit.org.

MCIT Executive Director Robyn Sykes says, “MCIT is excited about the fresh perspectives and enthusiasm that our newest associates bring to the workplace. Their unique experiences and skills ensure that we will continue to provide quality services that the membership has come to expect from MCIT.”